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Instance commitments

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Instance commitments overview

Crusoe Cloud offers competitive on-demand pricing as well as instance commitment discounts for even lower pricing. Instance commitments offer discounts in exchange for sustained usage. If you know that you will be using a fixed amount of compute for a defined period of time, you can achieve discounts of up to 60% off our on-demand prices.

Instance commitment discounts

Instance commitments provide discounts from the on-demand prices of a given instance for the following durations:

Commitment periodPercent discount
1 month10% off
3 months20% off
6 months30% off
12 months40% off
24 months50% off
36 months60% off

Creating instance commitments

Creating a VM with an instance commitment

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Note: VMs with instance commitments cannot be deleted until the commitment period has expired. VMs will be billed for the duration of the commitment.

Use the vm create command and pass the --commitment-period flag:

crusoe vm create ... --commitment-period 12m

Updating a VM to have an instance commitment

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Note: VMs with instance commitments cannot be deleted until the commitment period has expired. VMs will be billed for the duration of the commitment.

Use the vm update command and pass the --commitment-period flag:

crusoe vm update ... --commitment-period 36m

Behavior when an instance commitment ends

At the end of the instance commitment period, the VM goes back to being billed on-demand. If you want to extend the commitment period, you can update the VM with a new instance commitment of the desired duration.

Limitations

Commitment period duration

Currently the only supported durations are: 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, and 36 months.

Deleting an instance commitment

VMs with instance commitments cannot be deleted until the commitment period has expired. VMs will be billed for the duration of the commitment. You will be charged if the instance is running or stopped, as the instance remains reserved for your usage throughout the commitment period.

If you created a commitment by mistake, or otherwise wish to delete your VM, please contact support.

Support

If you are unable to create an instance commitment, have created an instance commitment that you didn't mean to create, or have other billing related questions, please contact support with additional details.